New Members Appointed to NEMSAC Will Focus On Provider Wellness and Continue Previous Council’s Efforts
In July, US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao appointed 24 leaders from EMS, healthcare and other sectors to serve on the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC). Chosen from more than 100 nominations, new and returning members will collaborate to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to NHTSA and to the members of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS.
Councilmembers will convene in person three to four times per year during their two--year terms. For the complete list of current NEMSAC members, click here.
Since its inception in 2007, NEMSAC has been a forum for the EMS community to collaborate and speak as one when engaging at the federal level. Recently, the council has focused on emerging issues related to provider mental health, performance improvement, and community paramedicine.
“For more than a decade, NEMSAC has been critical in shaping national efforts to improve EMS systems in communities across the country,” said Jon Krohmer, MD, director of the NHTSA Office of EMS. “Previous council recommendations have led to such initiatives as EMS Agenda 2050, the revision to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, and the recently released evidence-based guidelines for mitigating the impact of fatigue on EMS practitioners.”
NEMSAC members serve as a critical connection between people whose work impacts and is impacted by EMS in local communities and federal officials. NEMSAC serves as a voice in Washington for EMS clinicians, patients and other stakeholders.
2018 – 2020 NEMSAC Members
Rosebud, South Dakota
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Delaware City, Delaware
Pleasant Hill, California
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
Salt Lake City, Utah
Northport, New York